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John Wunderling

FERRARI OTTOBONI CAPUTO & WUNDERLING LLP | San jose, California, United States

A lawyer since 2000


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333 W. Santa Clara Street, San jose, California, United States 95113-1716
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John M. Wunderling, a seasoned expert in the realm of Tax, Trust, and Estate law, has been a pillar at his firm since 1999. His expertise spans income, estate, and gift taxation, primarily focused on wealth transfer, estate planning, and the intricacies of post-death trust administration and probate processes. Wunderling's knack for structuring complex legal entities like Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts is notable, alongside his adeptness in crafting sophisticated tax mechanisms including Defective Grantor Trusts and Family Limited Partnerships. His acumen extends to creating Life Insurance Trusts and designing estate plans for Children and Grandchildren Trusts.

Moreover, Wunderling's proficiency in charitable planning is evident through his work with Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts, not to mention his guidance in founding and advising Private Charitable Foundations and other philanthropic entities. His legal prowess encompasses advising on the formation, operation, and taxation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and family-owned enterprises. He is also known for his skillful representation of clients in disputes with federal and state tax authorities.

Wunderling's academic credentials are impressive, with an LL.M in Taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law, a J.D., magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law, and a bachelor's degree in Finance from Santa Clara University, complemented by his formative education at Bellarmine College Preparatory.

Active in the legal community, Wunderling contributes to the Silicon Valley Planned Giving Council as a board member and has led the Young Tax Lawyers Committee in San Jose. His memberships include the American Bar Association's Taxation Section, and he is an active participant in the Santa Clara County Bar Association and Estate Planning Council. His commitment to sharing knowledge is evident through his frequent speaking engagements and his collaboration on publications, like the article co-authored with Lisa Caputo in Tax Notes Today.

Licensed to practice in California, Wunderling's personal life is rooted in Los Altos Hills, where he enjoys life with his wife, Ruthie, their two sons, and daughter.


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